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Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

The eight-year-old Brooklyn based online marketplace Etsy now has more than 17,500 NY sellers and is still expanding. The majority of these sellers, according to the NY Daily News, are located in Brooklyn. Etsy currently employs 300 in the city and it's CEO, Chad Dickerson, is now featured in a [Full Story…]

#Etsy Increases Women Engineers by 500%

#Etsy Increases Women Engineers by 500%

Brooklyn-based personalized fashion website Etsy has grown quickly to become a competitor to major web-commerce platforms such as eBay and Amazon.  With an 80 percent  female customer base and 50 percent female staff, the company decided in 2011 that they needed more female engineers. Since then [Full Story…]

#Etsy’s Sales Grew 70% in 2012

#Etsy's Sales Grew 70% in 2012

Etsy had its best year ever. On the Brooklyn-based company’s blog, CEO Chad Dickerson wrote that overall 2012 community sales grew 70.3 percent year over year, to $895.1 million, up from $525.6 million in 2011. In 2012, new buyers increased by 83 percent. Ten million new members joined last [Full Story…]

#Etsy Expected to Gross $1B in 2012

#Etsy Expected to Gross $1B in 2012

Etsy is on track to gross as much as $1 billion in revenue this year. According to Business Insider, the Brooklyn-based online marketplace’s gross sales exceeded $800 million by the end of November, which was its first $100 million month. December sales are expected surpass that amount. CEO Chad [Full Story…]

#Etsy’s Content Engages Customers, Drives Sales

#Etsy's Content Engages Customers, Drives Sales

Brooklyn-based Etsy is a rare brand. It’s an online marketplace that also generates content that customers genuinely like, read and comment on.  According to Gigaom, Alison Feldman, Etsy’s EIC, said their blog wasn't meant to attract new customers, but engage with existing ones. While she admits the [Full Story…]

#Etsy Launches #Android App

#Etsy Launches #Android App

Brooklyn-based Etsy launched a new Android app allowing buyers to purchase items on mobile devices. According to VentureBeat, the app lets customers peruse over 17 million products from 800,000 sellers worldwide--in multiple languages. The Android release follows Etsy's iPad and iPhone [Full Story…]

#Etsy Introduces New Policies

#Etsy Introduces New Policies

Etsy, the startup headquartered in Brooklyn, is considering making a change to their policies to keep members of their community around longer. According to Wired, some of the changes in the policies include a proprietary payment system that works better on mobile, revisions to seller policies, and [Full Story…]

Etsy Community Passes $500M in 2012 Sales

Etsy Community Passes $500M in 2012 Sales

NY based Etsy has already surpassed $500 million in sales this year, which means they will easily break last years total of $525 million. Etsy is monetized by taking a 3.5% cut of every sale and 20 cents for every posted item and the company has started processing payments through Direct [Full Story…]

Kickstarter Buys Brooklyn Landmark for HQ

Kickstarter Buys Brooklyn Landmark for HQ

NY based Kickstarter is buying the Greenpoint building in Brooklyn in order to make an impact in the borough. This purchase was made with the $10 million raised in their latest round of fundraising. According to the NY Post, CEO Perry Chen said earlier this year that they wanted to remain at 58 Kent [Full Story…]

Etsy CEO Talks Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Senate Committee Meeting

Etsy CEO Talks Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Senate Committee Meeting

Chad Dickerson, CEO of Brooklyn- based Etsy, discussed the trends in innovation and entrepreneurship at the Senate Steering and Outreach Committee meeting in Washington DC earlier this week. Mr. Dickerson talked about his company’s involvement in the rising NY tech industry during [Full Story…]

Etsy Encounters Issues with “Handmade” Items

Etsy Encounters Issues with "Handmade" Items

Brooklyn-based website Etsy is celebrating its seven-year anniversary next month. The website, according to BetaBeat has more than 875,000 virtual shops and new ones that appear every day. The company recently announced a $40 million round of funding, which totals outside investment at $90 million, [Full Story…]

Report Places NY as USA’s #2 Tech Hub, Passing Boston

Report Places NY as USA's #2 Tech Hub, Passing Boston

With names like Foursquare, Tumblr, Etsy and over 1,000 web tech startups, NY has emerged as the second largest high-tech leader (surpassing Boston) in the US, the findings from a report released by The Center for an Urban Future said. According to The Atlantic: Cities, Vivek Wadhwa, a Silicon [Full Story…]

Etsy Raises $40 million in New Funding

Etsy Raises $40 million in New Funding

Brooklyn-based Etsy has raised an additional $40 million from its existing investors.  The website, which is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, is valued at more than $600 million dollars. Unlike its counterparts, Etsy takes a cut of the sales on the website, and has been in [Full Story…]

Etsy VP Wants More Female Engineers, Offers Financial Support

Etsy VP Wants More Female Engineers, Offers Financial Support

Brooklyn-based Etsy, an e-commerce website catering to those interested in vintage or handmade items and craft supplies, is offering $50,000, or $5,000 per female, in financial support to attend Hacker School in NY. The three-month program strives to teach students to become better programmers, [Full Story…]

Etsy in Talks with Potential New Investors

Etsy in Talks with Potential New Investors

While in its rudimentary stage, Brooklyn's Etsy is in talks with investors over a new round of funding. According to pandodaily, the online crafts marketplace responsible for "cat haberdasheries" and "crocheted toilet paper," is requesting investors fly to Brooklyn for meetings and hasn’t yet [Full Story…]